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Orchestre National De Mauritanie

Orchestre National De Mauritanie

MISSISSIPPI

Vintage regional highlife traditional instruments, swinging brass, funky flute, wah wah guitars the more precious for the national toll since of dictatorship, religious psychosis, and racism to the bone.

Salvaging Mauritania's first modern musical group, including never-before-released material. Formed in the 1960s, led by singer Hadrami Ould Meidah, the Orchestre set out to make specifically Mauritanian music, hypnotically combining folk instrumentation with swinging brass, funky flute and wah wah guitars a strongly flavoured, melancholic highlife, full of soul and idealism, all the more precious and bittersweet for the country's terrible intervening toll of military dictatorship, religious psychosis, and racism to the bone.